Tag: Vitals Global Health Care
The National Audit Office has contradicted a claim Keith Schembri made in an affidavit, stating that it delivered correspondence to him a week before he claimed to have received it.
There was no longer any reason not to rescind the concession on the three public hospitals now that the National Audit Office has reviewed the memorandum of understanding signed before the contract was awarded to Vitals, according to Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia.
The once-missing memorandum of understanding signed between Vitals Global Healthcare and the government ahead of the controversial hospitals concession has failed to allay any of the numerous concerns raised by the Auditor-General in a damning report earlier this month.
The National Audit Office will not publish the memorandum of understanding signed with Vitals Global Healthcare before the company was controversially granted a concession on three public hospitals, arguing that it was neither right nor ethical for it to do so.
The flawed process that led to Vitals being granted a concession on three public hospitals is sufficient grounds for the withdrawal of the concession granted to their successors Steward Health Care, according to UĦM – Voice of the Workers assistant director Gian Paul Gauci.
The government appears to consider the removal of disgraced former minister Konrad Mizzi to be a sufficient remedy for the findings of a damning National Audit Office report looking into the Vitals hospitals concession.
In the wake of a damning report by the National Audit Office which found evidence of collusion between the government and Vitals ahead of the company being granted a concession on three public hospitals, then-Health Minister Konrad Mizzi insisted that Cabinet was collectively responsible for that deal.
The PN leader is asking for the contract to be cancelled and the three hospitals to be returned to the public.
PN leader Adrian Delia addressing a press conference on the COVID-19 situation in Malta and Gozo.